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Zoning changes OK'd for housing near high school
Fire damages EZ Auto Repair in downtown Farmington
Farmington school construction projects underway
Man who killed customer in Dollar Store sentenced to 32 years
Sowing the seeds of teaching after farming: Paxson retires from second career
crime and courts
TPC Twin Cities may land PGA event
Girls lacrosse: Tigers finish fourth in first state appearance
State softball: Frost's walk-off blast gives Tigers 4A state title
State track and field: Peterson, Fenske sweep distance races to lead second-place Tigers
Girls lacrosse: Tigers dethrone South in Section 1
Minn. State Fair cheese curd legend to appear at Cheese Curd Festival
PHOTOS: 326 do the Dew Run
Picture perfect: Farmington artist illustrates portraits resembling photography
Health column: What role will you play?
Summer concerts pair nature and music
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JPMorgan Chase Bank vs Jamey Engstrom
Winterwood Villas vs Kanchana and Okuwaki 115016.007
Anchor Bank vs. Roy Law 16-105230
Bank of America vs Kristi Edwards 12-085319
Ditech Financial vs Komemaly Vang 17-106630
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Letters: Thanks for poppy support; Lewis' plan to put Wall Street first
Letter: Adoption outlets help make Last Hope successful
Viewpoint: Welcome relief from a rough news week
Editorial: Three branches of government for good reason
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Real Estate Showcase
March 29, 2016
County will go cruising for photos
A countywide property imaging project kicked off this week in Dakota County. The Dakota County Assessor’s Office has contracted with CycloMedia Technology to take street level images of properties in Dakota County from March 21–May 15. The county uses these images to update land...
March 29, 2016 - 6:14am
March 14, 2016
Water study says nitrates are a concern in county
A report submitted in January to the state legislature by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has put a spotlight on water quality concerns. The report, which is the result of a 2013 legislative directive to the MPCA, focused on groundwater contaminants and recommendations for...
March 14, 2016 - 9:24am
March 13, 2016
City supports call for Met Council change
The resolution council members supported calls for more local representation on the Met Council Deanna Weniger Contributing writer The growing discontent over what some say is the unchecked authority of the Metropolitan Council reached Farmington Monday as the city council unanimously...
March 13, 2016 - 8:39pm
February 19, 2016
County honors longtime employees
Dakota County recognized 93 employees this week for their years of service to the county. Employees with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, and 45 years of service were honored at the regular Dakota County Board of Commissioners meeting. Those honored were: 40 years: Scott Daggett, Terry Peterson,...
February 19, 2016 - 6:14am
January 25, 2016
Libraries have added digitial-media streaming material
For a long time, the Dakota County Library system has been working to become a resource for more than just books and movies. Over the years, it’s added several digital media services that have given library patrons access to things like e-books, audiobook downloads and electronic...
Life/arts and entertainment
January 25, 2016 - 6:14am
January 21, 2016
County manager plans to retire
Brandt Richardson, Dakota County manager/administrator since 1992, announced last week that he will retire in May. Richardson’s retirement...
January 21, 2016 - 6:14am
November 9, 2015
Want to track your trash? Now there's a tour
If you’ve ever paused to wonder where that banana peel or milk carton you just tossed out will end up, now is your chance to find out firsthand. Dakota County is offering its first Tour de Trash, an all-day field trip that will give residents 16 and older the opportunity to learn...
November 9, 2015 - 6:14am
October 15, 2015
Longtime county sheriff Rod Boyd dies
He went to work as a dispatcher, then worked patrol, eventually becoming an investigator. He was elected sheriff in Dakota County in 1975. Rod...
October 15, 2015 - 9:40am
September 24, 2015
For Tim Leslie, a busy first year as sheriff
Almost 10 months into his new role as the Dakota County Sheriff, there’s been no shortage of items on Tim Leslie’s to-do list. There’s...
September 24, 2015 - 10:39am
September 10, 2015
Nitrate levels cause concerns in some county wells
Tim Figge won’t let his grandchildren drink water from his home. Like a growing number of Minnesotans, the Dakota County resident has seen the nitrate level in his private well water increase to unsafe heights. In 1988, nitrate in his well at his home registered below 1 milligram...
September 10, 2015 - 6:14am
August 20, 2015
Dakota County Fair Photos
Check out our photos from the last week at the Dakota County Fair.
August 20, 2015 - 1:46pm
July 23, 2015
Juenkes are Farm Family of the Year
Farmington’s Juenke Farms will be recognized next month as a Minnesota Farm Family of the Year, so it makes sense that everywhere you look...
July 23, 2015 - 9:30am
July 2, 2015
Sheriff will collect DNA samples
Nine years after the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled the practice unconstitutional, the Dakota County Sheriff’s office is set to once again collect DNA samples from individuals charged with violent crimes. The Minnesota Legislature passed a law in 2005 that allowed the collection,...
News/crime and courts
July 2, 2015 - 10:20am
June 25, 2015
Dakota County trail extension still causing concern
Last spring, a handful of landowners near Spring Lake Park fought Dakota County in meetings, behind closed doors and in court. The county wanted...
June 25, 2015 - 9:14am
Beware cheap county fair tickets
Be careful where you get your Dakota County Fair carnival passes this year. No matter how good a deal you get, they might not be worth what you’re paying for them. The fair discovered several of this year’s Passport to Fun vouchers missing from a package it received earlier this...
June 25, 2015 - 9:06am